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Iconography Flourishing at Faithful Catholic College
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/3/12 | Adam Wilson

Posted on 05/04/2012 6:58:11 AM PDT by marshmallow

This summer, The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is hosting a week-long training seminar in the art of writing icons (i.e., painting). The College’s Oxford-educated artist-in-residence David Clayton will guide participants through the program, which will focus on the Western traditions in iconography.

At the completion of the seminar, participants will have produced a finished icon and graduate with a certificate of completion.

From Thomas More College:

Forty-five years ago, Pope Paul VI said to artists from around the world, “You are masters. It is your task, your mission, and your art consists in grasping treasures from the heavenly realm of the spirit and clothing them in words, colors, forms—making them accessible.”

Through the Thomas More College’s Iconography summer program you can enter into this tradition of beauty that is so central in the Church. You will begin to learn the skills of a master painter giving you the ability to make the truth accessible through the beauty of your masterpieces.

During the week long course you will come to thoroughly understand how the theology and philosophy of the Church gives iconography its form and how that is reflected in its stylistic elements. After achieving some knowledge of the iconographic tradition, you will be instructed in creating them: drawing the icon, transferring the drawing to a panel, making the paint with pigment and egg yolk, and finally, the painting process itself.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Orthodox Christian; Worship

1 posted on 05/04/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: Joe 6-pack

You might be interested in this one.

2 posted on 05/04/2012 7:47:42 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: iceskater

This is cool! Thanks!

3 posted on 05/04/2012 8:35:36 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Any time!

Did I tell you that I’ve started working in oils? I am totally loving it!

4 posted on 05/04/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: iceskater
Remember that an icon is not just a painting, just a work of art.

An icon is a prayer in solid form, and writing it is an act of prayer. Its purpose is not to entertain or merely edify, although it may do both. It is a window into a spiritual reality. Its purpose is to bring the iconographer closer to God, and more importantly to lead others closer to God.

5 posted on 05/04/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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